The new production facility located in St Athan, South Wales, will see Aston Martin’s first SUV coming out of production end of 2019. Production of the first prototype models are expected to commence once the plant is fully commissioned in the first quarter of 2019, and the workforce is expected to reach 700 people by the first quarter of 2020. The plant is already home to 100 employees, according to the manufacturer.

“As the St Athan facility nears completion, there is a very real sense this is the start of a bold new era for Aston Martin Lagonda. A second production facility is a critical step in delivering our Second Century Plan. The St Athan facility will initially commence with the production of our first SUV but will ultimately be a global centre of excellence for the production of luxury high performance EVs, including Lagonda: the world’s first luxury electric automotive brand,” said Andy Palmer, President and CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda.